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    Default she keeps falling asleep

    I was told to wake bub every 3 hours during the day to feed if she was asleep she always is lol but now I can't get her to eat she latches on the boob for 1 min then falls off asleep it is driving me crazy!!!!!!!!!! I am already having to top up with formula cause I have no milk yet how is my milk supposed to come in if she won't suckle I am so close to just giving up and switching to formula full time!!!!!

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    I have always been told never wake a sleeping baby- they will wake when they are ready for a feed.

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    I got told to wake her to feed that's just another thing to add to the list of stuff I don't know

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    it can be so difficult waiting for your milk to come in. Mine didnt come in til day 6.

    I would be letting her feed as often and as long as she wants. If you're finding she's sleeping longer than 5 hours with out a feed, I would maybe then wake her up to try to feed. I don't believe in the need to setting a baby to a 3 hour feeding schedule. Is she a bit jaundiced? Jaundice will make babies sleepier, and will need a bit of encouragement to continue feeding and not fall asleep, e.g. Tickle her feet, ears etc.

    You could also try a breast pump to help stimulate your milk. Also remember to drink plenty of water.

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    This blog has some great tips for feeding the sleepy baby http://www.koraorganics.com/blog/liv...super-sleeper/

    how old is baby now?

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    so this is pretty much how my night is going so far:
    630-640 right breast then bub fell asleep
    700-715 left breast then bub fell asleep
    730-745 right breast then bub fell asleep
    it is now 8:10pm and she is starting to search for more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    This blog has some great tips for feeding the sleepy baby http://www.koraorganics.com/blog/liv...super-sleeper/

    how old is baby now?
    she is 5 days old

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    She's only little, it's very early days, and I found mine did feed a lot and irregularly in the first week (maybe even 2 weeks). If you are worried about your milk coming in then you could try pumping in between feeds.

    10 - 15 minute feeds regularly is what mine did before my milk came in, once it does come in you'll notice a difference when they started getting a full time the feeds spread out and they didn't sleep so much.

    I found giving myself short goals really helped with breastfeeding and getting through the early days when it all seems so hard and stressful. 1 day at a time!

    Goodluck with it all.


 

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